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Sudan – Freeing of Slaves

Daniel Andrlik here again, passing along an update from DHP.

DHP calls in with an incredible story of a trip to the desert in which he witnessed the freeing of over 100 slaves. What is most unbelievable is how this came about, and how little it took to purchase their freedom after years of abuse.

Via his report for Talk Radio News.

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10 replies

  1. Dan, Thank you for reporting this. This is seriously important stuff and it kills me that most media outlets and individuals in general simply don’t care about Sudan. We’d rather care about pop-celebrities than slavery in Sudan. I love what you’re doing. Keep it up, I know it’s hard work.

  2. Hey Dan- Just listened to this from Barbados and it certainly puts into perspective the wonderful lives we have, even in what is still considered a third-world country. As I look out over this beautiful tropical horizon, I send my thoughts and meditations to you and those whose lives are so under valued as to be purchased for so little. In some ways, you’ve made my day with this story- to know there are people like you in the world trying to report back to us the truth of man’s inhumanity to man, makes me feel connected to those who most need it. Thanks Dan.

  3. Dan-You are incredible. I can’t imagine what you have been through let alone what the slaves you witnessed being set free have been through. You are such a trooper. You are one of the best people I know. What you are doing in worth more than you know. Thank you for bringing this story to light. It is so important. I hope you get some rest and continue your trip with the confidence that you have made a difference in the world. You have amazing strength, ability, humility and love for press. You truly are one of a kind! Keep up the good work! And come home safe!Thank you Dan

  4. Thanks for the nice words everyone, they’re appreciated. As I write this in Dubai, however, I can’t help but feel a bit self-serving.If you have a few bucks, I encourage you to give your thanks to Christian Solidarity International http://www.csi-int.org/ They are the small non-profit that guided us media folk through Darfur. All we did was turn the cameras on – CSI, however, does the REAL work – the brutal, draining work – and deserve our attention. They aren’t a scam, and won’t preach to you – they’re just doing what they can for the people. That’s WAY more than I did. If you have a chance, give them your time and maybe some money if you feel like it’s worth it. John and Gunnar are great people.More video, audio, and pictures to come when I’m out of Dubai in Europe.Thanks again, everyone.- Dan

  5. Dan,I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard where you were and what you were doing. I am so proud to be apart of the media community right now. Hearing what you were apart of is almost bringing me to tears. It’s those moments that need reporting and we seem to have lost our way in some cases.Please come home to us safe and know that what you do is truly appreciated. Keep on doing what you do. It’s really making a difference. You, Dan, are making this world a better place to live.I love you for that.Thank you.

  6. Thank you Creepy Sleepy-Dan for bringing us these stories. May the world hear them and act. The time was yesterday, so we must urgent today. Peace be upon you and the Sudanese people.

  7. [...] Sudan and the Freeing of Slaves Dan Patterson reports from Sudan on the slave trade and conditions. Just minutes prior to recording this, he witnessed the freeing of around 100 slaves that were for sale. This is front line coverage of what most news coverage simply doesn’t care to show. (tags: creepysleep dan patterson sudan slaves freeing journalsim) [...]

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